Small Biz Stories
By Constant Contact
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Small Biz Stories introduces you to the bravest people you’ll ever meet — small business owners. From the initial spark that fueled their decision to get started, to the days where they questioned if it was all worth it, we’ll take you behind-the-scenes to hear how these businesses beat the odds to achieve their dreams.
||CleanHoney Pot Hill Orchards – Small Biz Stories, Episode 8||It’s that time of year when everyone goes crazy for warm sweaters, pumpkin carving and, depending on your location, apple picking. Here in New England it is the busiest season for apple orchards. Andrew and Chelcie Martin are third and fourth generati||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlue Sparrow Pilates — Small Biz Stories, Episode 15||Holly Furgason is motivated by many things, but comfort isn’t one of them. As the owner of Blue Sparrow Pilates, Holly has learned how to overcome major challenges — from dissolving a business partnership to weathering a major financial crisis.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFelix the Cook — Small Biz Stories, Episode 14||When Barbara Felix started her business, Felix the Cook, over ten years ago, she was looking for a way to provide for her family, while doing something she loved. Finding her sweet spot with custom-made sugar cookies,||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCutting Edge Capital — Small Biz Stories, Episode 13||What am I doing to make the world a better place? That’s the question that motivated Brian Beckon to leave the corporate world in the hopes of building a more democratic and just economy. As a securities lawyer and Vice President of Cutting Edge Capit||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanARCH Art & Drafting Supply — Small Biz Stories, Episode 12||When Susie Coliver started ARCH Art & Drafting Supply at 24 years old, she never could have anticipated how her business would evolve over the next 38 years. From skyrocketing rent prices in San Francisco to the rise of digital drafting tools,||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSAME Café — Small Biz Stories, Episode 11||When Libby and Brad Birky decided to start Colorado’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant, So All May Eat (or SAME) Café — no one thought their idea would work. Now, after ten successful years in business, Libby and Brad share their story on the||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraci Brown, Body Language Expert – Small Biz Stories, Episode 10||Traci Brown is a body language and persuasion expert whose winning mindset propels her business to success. Today, on episode 10 of the Small Biz Stories podcast, Traci shares her best stories — like the time she got a product deal with Kevin Harringt||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLa Provence – Small Biz Stories, Episode 9||Dawn Noble is the owner of La Provence in Rockport, Massachusetts. Since taking over the store 10 years ago, Dawn has learned what it takes to be a successful small business owner. Listen as she shares the unexpected way she became a business owner,||11/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop – Small Biz Stories, Episode 7||Kellee Twadelle, owner of Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop, is proud to own her own business. In this episode, Kellee shares how support from her local business community, quality staff, and loyal customer base keep her business going strong throughout||8/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanish Country Antiques – Small Biz Stories, Episode 6||Jim Kilroy, owner of Danish Country Antiques, knows what it takes to be a small business owner. Listen as he shares how he’s stayed motivated for over 30 years, his best advice, and what it really means to think like an owner.||8/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestaré and Chaibo – Small Biz Stories, Episode 5||In episode 5, you’ll meet Chris Iousa, owner of Destaré martini bar and Chaibo coffee and tea house in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Listen as he shares how small businesses have the power to transform Main Street and revitalize communities.||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtists for Humanity – Small Biz Stories, Episode 4||Meet Jason Talbot, co-founder of Artists for Humanity. Jason shares his views on how to transform ideas, individuals, and the greater community. Small Biz Stories tells the story of some of the bravest people you’ll ever meet — small business owne||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWindow Designs, Etc. – Small Biz Stories, Episode 3||Join us for episode 3, where we share the story of Marie Mouradian, owner of Window Designs Etc. Small Biz Stories tells the story of some of the bravest people you’ll ever meet — small business owners. You’ll hear how they got started,||6/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cheese Shop in Concord, Massachusetts – Small Biz Stories, Episode 2||In this episode, we visit The Cheese Shop in Concord, Massachusetts to meet Peter Lovis. Small Biz Stories tells the story of some of the bravest people you’ll ever meet — small business owners. You’ll hear how they got started,||5/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA&J King Artisan Bakers – Small Biz Stories, Episode 1||Join us for episode 1, where we visit A&J King Artisan Bakers in Salem, Massachusetts. And if you’re in their area, get about one newsletter a month outlining their seasonal specials, upcoming events, and other fun happenings!||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Honored to share these stories.
It is such an honor to talk with these successful small business owners and share their stories with you.
I hope you’ll find yourself nodding your head in agreement, having ah-ha moments, and realizing that as a small business owner you’re not as alone as you might think.
Please do let us know what you think of the show and thanks for listening.
Fantastic and Goosebumps!!
A great series so far. Looking forward to hearing more and more about how great small business owners have worked on their dream and succeeded.
The Struggle is Real
It's encouraging to hear that I'm not alone in stressing over the details of running a small business. Knowing that there's people out there running successful businesses without MBAs, doing what they love fills me with hope.
I'm looking forward to more episodes!
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